Remember that Samsung Galaxy S3 ad where a husband was going off on a business trip and his wife warned him not to watch a video she S Beamed to him on the plane? There was no telling what was actually in that video, but because we’re humans with dirty, dirty minds we all just assume it was a sex tape, of sorts. As racy as that ad was, what would you say if it was redone… with Santa Claus and his portly wife?
That is exactly what Samsung has done for its holiday advertising campaign. The ad takes the attractive contemporary family and setting from the original ad and replaces them with the Clauses, their helpful elves and Santa’s sleigh all sitting in front of their North Pole home. The funny thing is that the characters for the new ad nailed the subtleties of the characters’ expressions from the first ad quite nicely.
Yep, Mrs. Claus gives Santa that same “dirty” look after telling him not to watch it on the sleigh, and Santa responds with the awkward wave and double look. One difference you might notice in this ad is that Santa is using the Galaxy Note 2 while Mrs. Claus (does anyone even know her first name?) is using the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The original ad only featured the Galaxy S3, but with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 now available from virtually everywhere it was important for Samsung to include it. Be sure to click above if you haven’t already seen this one floating about the digital airwaves, but if your mind has a tendency to paint its own pictures then you might want to steer clear so as to avoid having your brain burn unsavory mental images as a result of the sexual connotation this ad delivers.